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Old 03-05-2006, 08:54 AM   #10846
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Ok, i just been disussing wheels and traction with a mate.

Do americans use the same terminology? (spelling? )

Traction = The amount of grip a wheel gets under power to make the car go forward.

Grip = The amount of grip the tyre gets when cornering, lateral grip.

Ive heard people talking about "Off power traction", which to me is impossible to achieve :S :S.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:10 AM   #10847
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By traction I mainly meant side-side, both of the wheels feel pretty much the same with forward traction.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #10848
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Usually we refer to this as Traction or Forward bite, and then side bite for the lateral traction.

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #10849
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Here is something funny, If you race oval (turning to the left) can a car create LR side bite?

I actually had a guy tell me his car was creating too much LR side bite.
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:06 PM   #10850
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hi all i am thinking of getting a jrxs are ther any corks that i sould know about thanks for your time
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:12 PM   #10851
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HI fellas, miss me in here???
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:24 PM   #10852
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HI fellas, miss me in here???

Ray-Ray!!!! Where you been man!!!???

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Old 03-05-2006, 07:48 PM   #10853
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Yokomo 039F's seem to be the fastest, but may lack traction from time to time. I normally run Tamiya wheels now, great steering, but if you need a little more traction, Yokomo precision dish is the way to go.
Hi Randy, thanks for the tip. The reason why I asked about the insert is because an indoor asphalt track in my area just opened and the asphalt is very smooth. I ran my Losi last saturday and my car would push horribly on-power after 3 laps. I think I am having tire insert selection issues. The tires we always use are Sorex 36R, rims used where speedmind dish and for the inserts, I used a speedmind medium standard profile (more full, no airgap). Since the asphalt is so smooth, my tires would still be shiny after 2 packs of batts. What sort of insert should I use for this kind of track? Should I go for the ones that has maximum airgap with very stiff rims like tamiya and much more? Btw, how is the rear motor JRXS compared to the front motor? Is it going to be released soon? Thank you for your help.

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:02 PM   #10854
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Anybody had problems with the durability of the front one way? Mine seized up on one side... two of the small rollers ended up falling out.
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Anybody had problems with the durability of the front one way? Mine seized up on one side... two of the small rollers ended up falling out.
Not yet man. I was only able to run mine 1 time last year and it was too bound up to work correctly. I got one of the first run diffs and the one-ways were not pressed in far enough. I did contact Todd and he fixed me up. I'm going to run it in the next couple of weeks and hopefully get some wheel time with it. Hollar at Todd and see if he can help you out.

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Hi all

Has anyone heard from Todd Hodge in the past couple weeks? I was still having a problem with the rear offset hubs not being correct for the toe in.

These were from hubs sent from Todd directly.

Any suggestions what else may cause this error?

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Has anyone heard from Todd Hodge in the past couple weeks? I was still having a problem with the rear offset hubs not being correct for the toe in.

These were from hubs sent from Todd directly.

Any suggestions what else may cause this error?

Thanks
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The only corks I know of would be the one behind the wheel!!
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Hi all

Has anyone heard from Todd Hodge in the past couple weeks? I was still having a problem with the rear offset hubs not being correct for the toe in.

These were from hubs sent from Todd directly.

Any suggestions what else may cause this error?

Thanks

Check your suspension mounts.. loosen, then re-tighten.

All of my hubs have been very close to perfect... and that is saying a lot for molded plastic. I have owned a lot of cars.. this is the first one I put on a board and said wow... i asked for 2 degrees... and look.. 2 degrees.. LOL

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:23 PM   #10860
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The only defective parts that I know about were the "0" degree standard rear hubs that came in some of the original JRX-S kits.

You said "offset"; so, I assume that you are talking about separately packaged aftermarket parts.

Again, talk to Todd. He will know.
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